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The Skills Foundation

Creating Opportunities and Providing Support
for People with disAbilities

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The Skills Foundation

Creating Opportunities and Providing Support for People with disAbilities

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Skills Foundation Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars! The Foundation has three fun and exciting events scheduled for 2015. We would love to see you there!

Friday, April 10th: Trivia Night at the Lakemont Park Casino in Altoona. There will be a silent auction and test your knowledge with the Trivia contest.

Saturday, May 16th: Discovery Garden Plant sale. This event is held yearly with proceeds benefitting the Discovery Garden in Hollidaysburg.

Monday, July 13th: 10th Annual E.F. “Pat” Houser Golf Tournament at Toftrees. As this is the 10th anniversary of the golf tournament you will not want to miss the activities being planned.

Stay tuned for details on these events and others being planned.


Teams Go Head-to-Head at Skills Trivia Challenge

Crowd packs the Casino for Skills Trivia Challenge Teams going head-to-head at the 2nd Annual Skills Trivia Challenge!

Teams competed for prizes and bragging rights at Skills’ second annual Skills Trivia Challenge on April 11 at The Casino at Lakemont Park in Altoona.

Twenty-five teams of six players answered questions about history, pop culture, sports, geography and more. Garrett Beck of Team Trivia PA returned to host a full round of trivia for the evening. He played a song after each question he asked. Teams had only the length of the song to write down their answers and hand it to Beck.

In between questions, participants perused a silent auction of 15 unique items and snacked on hors hors d’oeuvres.

The team from Andrews and Beard Law Offices took home first prize. Reliance Bank came in second, and a team from Skills came in third. Kudos to their exquisite teamwork!

Team Andrews and Beard THIRD PLACE:
Team Skills
Team Andrews and Beard FIRST PLACE:
Team Andrews and Beard Law Offices
Team Reliance Bank takes 2nd SECOND PLACE:
Team Reliance Bank

Proceeds from the Skills Trivia Challenge benefit the Skills Foundation, which provides funding for programs and services for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnoses.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making the event possible:

Genius Sponsors
Andrews and Beard Law Offices
FNB Wealth Management
Know-it-All Sponsors
Barry and Marlene Halbritter
Reliance Bank
Poindexter Sponsor
UPMC Altoona
Prize Sponsor
Wessel and Company

We also wish to extend a thank you to everyone who donated or participated in the event. Because of you, Skills is able to make a positive impact in the lives of people with disabilities.

Plans are underway for next year’s event and a date will soon be announced!


Leadership Legacy Created in Honor of Past Skills President

President/CEO Mike Rice Mike Rice, Ph.D., President and CEO (retired)

In recognition of Dr. David M. (Mike) Rice’s service and commitment to Skills of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. (Skills), Skills Board of Directors and Foundation Board have introduced an opportunity to further the future of Skills Foundation through a legacy society in honor of the past president/CEO of Skills of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.

The David M. Rice Leadership Legacy Fund will be utilized to provide seed money to invest in the Skills Foundation and promote the future of Skills services.

For more information on the Leadership Legacy Fund or to set up your contribution, please call 814-238-3245.